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Coronavirus Updates

One in three unvaccinated caregivers will continue to refuse the shot

Caring.com has published results from a survey of caregivers.

Florida's COVID-19 death rate, up slightly to 1.5% of positive cases

Florida added 2,468 covid deaths to the state’s total last week.

Florida adds 2,448 covid deaths in one week

Florida added 2,448 covid deaths to the state’s total last week.
Human Interest
Mayor Hernandez and the Village council present Hunger Action Month Proclamation to the Treasure Coast food bank representative. Pictured from left to right: Councilmember Anthony Dowling, Treasure Coast food bank representative Ruby Aguirre, Mayor Janet Hernandez, Councilmember Jackie Gray Clarke and Councilmember Susan Gibbs-Thomas.

Indiantown Declares September 2021 Hunger Action Month

Indiantown’s mayor, Janet Hernandez, proclaimed September 2021 Hunger Action Month and Sept. 17, Hunger Action Day.

Parents face special challenges after a hurricane

Nobody ever said family life was a breeze ... yet few are prepared for the gale force impact that hurricanes can pack…
Jonica Hough, owner of Ultimateflags.com, was thrilled to get a package from the Marines who received her flags.

Flag company surprised with gift from Marines

Several months ago, UltimateFlags.com received a request from a Marine...
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Community News

Publix continues work to help neighbors in need

During Hunger Action Month®, Publix is highlighting the many ways the company helps alleviate hunger year-round

Virtual College Planning workshop scheduled

A virtual college planning workshop is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20 from 7 - 8 p.m. for Martin County students.

Village of Indiantown hosts hearing about tax rates

A public hearing focused on the adoption of a tentative millage rate for the levy of ad valorem taxation and the 2021-2022 proposed budget.
Government
Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation to declare September as Florida Preparedness Month in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Ready” Campaign...
The Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office cautions property owners about solicitation letters periodically mailed to residents.
Mayor Janet Hernandez gave her first state-of-the-village address Thursday evening, Aug. 19
Schools

IRSC Foundation accepting candidates for board of directors

The Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation — a Florida not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively to receive, hold, invest and administer...

Martin County School District reiterates COVID-19 precautions

Martin County School District reminded parents, students and staff of COVID-19 precautions in their “Martin Moments” email Tuesday.
Wildlife & Environment

Key land parcels added to Florida Wildlife Corridor

Totaling nearly 20,000 Acres, land parcels will preserve key links in the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

FWC seeks landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation efforts...

FWC seeks public input on beach-nesting birds draft guidelines

FWC is seeking public feedback on draft Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for nesting bird species...
Opinion
National Social Security Advisor At the AMAC Foundation Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
Jesus is teaching his disciples about what they can expect when they go out into the world. And he doesn’t mince words! He says, “Don’t think I have come to bring peace to the …
Hello, my name is Lavonne Sherrell. I am a veteran and a lifelong resident of Clewiston for 71 years.
Weather
The National Weather Center issued the following update on Tropical Storm Elsa at 11 a.m. on July 5:
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season...
 Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink.
Nation & World

Lava flow slows on Spanish island after volcanic eruption

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising doubts Thursday about whether it will fan out across the …

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP …

Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was …

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta …
State

Florida day care worker accused of breaking baby's leg

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida day care worker is accused of slapping a 4-month-old several times before twisting the baby's leg until it broke, police said. A family member brought the child …

Feds: 3 charged in Mexican migrant worker conspiracy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been indicted in a multi-state conspiracy involving the forced labor of Mexican agricultural immigrants, federal authorities announced Wednesday. A federal …

New Florida bill replicates Texas' sweeping abortion ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits against …

Janitor gets 60 years for hiding camera in girls' restroom

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Florida high school has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for hiding a camera in a girls' restroom. Derremy Jerrell Walker, 31, was sentenced …
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